Ben Shahn, ‘We Fight For A Free World!’, c.1942, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Image rights: Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

About Ben Shahn

Named one of the “World’s Ten Best Artists” by then-popular Look magazine in 1948 and renowned for his anguished, searingly bold imagery, artist and activist Ben Shahn protested against social injustice and honored ordinary people in lithographs, paintings, photographs, and public murals. For Shahn, art was a powerful tool for sociopolitical commentary and for urging and effecting change. As he asserted: “If we are to have values, a spiritual life and a culture, these things must find the imagery and interpretations through the arts.”

American, 1898-1969, Kovno, Lithuania

Fair History on Artsy

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Ursus Books & Prints at New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2014
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Ursus Books & Prints at California Antiquarian Book Fair 2014